Choral Gems for Romantic Organ and Choir
Mass in f minor – Rheinberger
Missa Choralis – Liszt
Solemn Mass – Vierne
Sunday, March 11, 2018 3:30 PM
15 Common St., Southborough, MA
Featuring: Brett Maguire – Organist
“Music is above words; it begins where words no longer suffice…” (Joseph Rheinberger, 1890)
This unique program will feature three rarely-heard works: short masses specifically written for organ and chorus by some of the Romantic era’s greatest masters of choral music. Rheinberger’s finely crafted, classically styled writing–“absolute” music which avoids the programmatic descriptions so popular with other Romantic composers—will present a sharp contrast to the dense textures of Vierne and the chromaticism of Liszt.
Read more in the March 2018 Program Notes.
40th Anniversary Concert featuring Mozart’s Requiem
Requiem in d – Mozart
Song for St. Cecilia’s Day – Noble
Sunday, May 6, 2018 3:30 PM
St. John’s High School
Robert R. Jay Performing Arts Center
378 Main St., Shrewsbury, MA
AVM opens a year-long anniversary celebration with a work performed at its first concert in May 1978, Mozart’s Requiem. Clifton Noble’s Song for St. Cecilia’s Day was commissioned by AVM for its 20th Anniversary in May 1998.
You may wish to read more about AVM’s history.